Swl Gender Equality Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What fraction of the world's working hours are worked by Women and girls?

    • A.

      1/4

    • B.

      1/2

    • C.

      2/3

    • D.

      3/4

    • E.

      1/8

    Correct Answer
    C. 2/3
    Explanation
    Women work 2/3 of the world's working hours, yet receive only about ten percent of the world's income. This is because women are responsible for most of the world's unpaid labour, which often goes unrecognized - like childcare, cooking and cleaning

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  • 2. 

    In the least developed countries, nearly twice as many women over the age of 15 are _________ compared to men

    • A.

      Living in slums

    • B.

      Have 5 or more children

    • C.

      Illiterate

    • D.

      Terminally ill

    • E.

      Have a STI/STD

    Correct Answer
    C. Illiterate
    Explanation
    In the least developed countries nearly twice as many women over age 15 are illiterate compared to men. (Source: UNFPA)

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  • 3. 

    Of the 1.3 Billion living in poverty around the world:

    • A.

      100% are women

    • B.

      20% are women

    • C.

      40% are women

    • D.

      60 % are women

    • E.

      70% are women

    Correct Answer
    E. 70% are women
    Explanation
    70% of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty around the world are women. This means that a significant majority of those living in poverty are female. This could be due to various factors such as gender inequality, limited access to education and job opportunities, and discrimination. Women often face additional challenges and barriers that contribute to their higher representation among those living in poverty.

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  • 4. 

    Women own ____ % of the world's property

    • A.

      ≤ 7 %

    • B.

      0%

    • C.

      10%

    • D.

      < 1%

    • E.

      > 1%

    Correct Answer
    D. < 1%
    Explanation
    • Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours, produce half of the world's food, and yet earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's property. (Source :World Development Indicators, 1997, Womankind Worldwide)

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  • 5. 

    ____________ of children denied primary education are girls

    • A.

      1/3

    • B.

      2/3

    • C.

      1/2

    • D.

      1/4

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 2/3
    Explanation
    2/3 of children denied primary education are girls, and 75% of the world’s 876 million illiterate adults are women. (Source: AskWoman)

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  • 6. 

    As of 2007, how many countries worldwide have met the goal of having women comprise a critical mass of 30% of parliamentarians?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      29

    • C.

      39

    • D.

      49

    • E.

      69

    Correct Answer
    A. 19
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19. This means that as of 2007, only 19 countries worldwide had achieved the goal of having women make up a critical mass of 30% of parliamentarians. This indicates that gender representation in politics was still a significant issue in the majority of countries at that time.

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  • 7. 

    Looking at the issue of violence against women from a gender perspective recognizes that 

    • A.

      Male violence towards women is instinctive. Women have to accept a certain degree of violence

    • B.

      Violence against women is a manifestation of prevailing unequal power relations between women and men

    • C.

      It is also women’s fault if men are violent with women.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Violence against women is a manifestation of prevailing unequal power relations between women and men
    Explanation
    Violence affects us all but in most cases it targets women and girls and is perpetrated by men. This is not to say that men are genetically designed to be violent but that as long as gender inequalities persist in our societies, and that serious efforts are not made to build more balanced and mutually supporting gender roles, women will continue to suffer.

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  • 8. 

    Gender equality supports:

    • A.

      Poverty eradication

    • B.

      Education for All goals

    • C.

      Reduction of HIV infections

    • D.

      Increase in family income

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Gender equality is an essential dimension for ensuring political participation and accountability; economic empowerment and effective development planning; crisis prevention and conflict resolution; access to clean water, sanitation, energy services and education; the best use of new technologies for development purposes; and society-wide mobilization against HIV/AIDS.

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